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Twin Cities Metro

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Afton State Park 09/16

The Interpretive Prairie Loop trail winds through some... more details


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Fort Snelling State Park 09/17 Fall is a beautiful time to explore Fort Snelling State... more details

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Interstate State Park 09/16 A few faint yellows are beginning to mix with the greens of... more details

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Lake Maria State Park 09/16 Grasslands and forest edges have the best color early in... more details

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Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 09/16 Park at the Straight House and walk the prairie trails... more details

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Wild River State Park 09/17 At the park entrance, you will be able to see the sumacs in... more details

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William O'Brien State Park 09/17 The Prairie Overlook Trail is the place to view beautiful... more details

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Northeastern Minnesota

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Banning State Park 09/17 Check out the Quarry Loop Trail . more details

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Bear Head Lake State Park 09/17 DONT MISS IT! Maple leaves are quickly changing to their... more details

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Cascade River State Park 09/18 The maples at Cascade River State Park are just beginning... more details

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Father Hennepin State Park 09/18 Take a hike along the lake, beautiful fall sunsets daily.... more details

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Franz Jevne State Park 09/16 Start at the picnic area and follow the trails along the... more details

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George Crosby Manitou State Park 09/17 Hike to the Benson Lake Overlook on the Superior Hiking... more details

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Gooseberry Falls State Park 09/17 Looking for fall colors? Hike inland to catch a glimpse of... more details

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Grand Portage State Park 09/18 So far, color change within the park and the surrounding... more details

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Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area 09/18 We have many beautiful overlooks within the park. You can... more details

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Jay Cooke State Park 09/17 Leaves are showing hints of color. Not much has changed in... more details

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Judge C.R. Magney State Park 09/17 Experience fall at its best on all of the trails within... more details

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Lake Vermilion State Park 09/18 The main entrance road should be completed this fall. Once... more details

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McCarthy Beach State Park 09/17 Maples along with some Aspen and Birch are starting to show... more details

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Moose Lake State Park 09/17 There is a small amount of color change in the park right... more details

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Savanna Portage State Park 09/18 Fall color is starting to pop...With larger Maples now... more details

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Scenic State Park 09/16 The Hiking Club Trail will take you along Tell Lake Trail... more details

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Schoolcraft State Park 09/16 Take the Hiking Club Trail and note the changes from pines... more details

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Soudan Underground Mine State Park 09/18 The best spots to view the color changes are from the back... more details

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park 09/18 Any place in the park is a good place to go during fall.... more details

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St. Croix State Park 09/18 Take a drive toward Maple Island and enjoy the reds of... more details

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Temperance River State Park 09/17 The six mile, roundtrip, hike to Carlton Peak will reward... more details

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Tettegouche State Park 09/17 A drive around Tettegouche State Park will treat you to a... more details

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Northwestern Minnesota

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Big Bog State Recreation Area 09/17 Hike the boardwalk! The bog vegetation remains very lush... more details

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Buffalo River State Park 09/16 The best area to appreciate the change in season is to hike... more details

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Charles A. Lindbergh State Park 09/18 Wildflowers have been blooming in the prairie area along... more details

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Crow Wing State Park 09/17 Bike the new extension of the Paul Bunyan Trail or hike any... more details

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Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area 09/17 Fall color enthusiasts will not want to miss Miners... more details

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Glacial Lakes State Park 09/18 For wide open prairie trails head down to the horse camp... more details

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Glendalough State Park 09/18 Molly Stark Lake Trail, Prairie Hill Trail, Sunset Lake... more details

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Hayes Lake State Park 09/17 The moose ridge trail is just starting to show signs of... more details

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Itasca State Park 09/16 Subtle changes are continuing to occur throughout the... more details

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La Salle Lake State Recreation Area 09/17 Many newly devleoped trails will lead you to discover... more details

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Lake Bemidji State Park 09/17 By the weekend there should be afew more sugar maple... more details

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Lake Bronson State Park 09/17 The Aspen Parkland Interpretive Trail will give you the... more details

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Lake Carlos State Park 09/17 Hidden Lake and Maple/Basswood Trail for a forested hike. ... more details

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Maplewood State Park 09/17 The 4.5 mile Scenic Park Drive is a visitor favorite for... more details

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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park 09/17 A drive through the park is always a good way to see fall... more details

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Old Mill State Park 09/16 The Hiking club trail gives a good mix of woods, savanna... more details

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Red River State Recreation Area 09/17 Hiking along trail to walk-in tent sites and fishing... more details

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Zippel Bay State Park 09/16 Adventure to the multiple rock outcroppings in the park for... more details

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Southeastern Minnesota

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Beaver Creek Valley State Park 09/18 Hike the Beaver Creek Trail. more details

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Carley State Park 09/16 A riverside trail winds around the north branch of the... more details

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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park 09/17 Hike the Townsite Loop to enjoy the large variety of late... more details

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Frontenac State Park 09/17 Hike the Hiking Club Trail more details

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Great River Bluffs State Park 09/18 Hike out to King's Bluff. more details

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John A. Latsch State Park 09/16 Watch the fall color change this year, from a beautiful... more details

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Myre-Big Island State Park 09/16 Along main road and trails bordering prairie areas. more details

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Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park 09/18 The trees are starting to show some color, with the sumac... more details

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Rice Lake State Park 09/17 Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the tranquil setting of... more details

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Sakatah Lake State Park 09/18 Our best Prairie flowers right now can be seen along Leyroy... more details

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Whitewater State Park 09/16 Enter the south side of the park on Hwy 74 to see maples... more details

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Southwestern Minnesota

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Big Stone Lake State Park 09/18 The Meadowbrook entrance road tunnel of yellow is fading as... more details

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Blue Mounds State Park 09/17 Hike the Mound Trail and walk through the five to six foot... more details

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Camden State Park 09/17 Camden offers spectacular views of both prairie and... more details

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Flandrau State Park 09/16 Cottonwood River access near pool and the Bluebird Trail. ... more details

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Fort Ridgely State Park 09/16 Prairie grasses and flowers are best viewed from the... more details

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Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area 09/17 Begin at the trailhead on the south east side of the... more details

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Kilen Woods State Park 09/16 Walk the Sioux and Oak Trail along the southern fringes of... more details

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Lac Qui Parle State Park 09/17 Now is the time to catch the remaining wildflowers up at... more details

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Lake Shetek State Park 09/16 Lake Shetek is beautiful now--very serene and quiet. Rent a... more details

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Minneopa State Park 09/18 Hike down to the waterfall area or any of the wonderful... more details

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Monson Lake State Park 09/18 Monson Lake State Park is quite small, the picnic ground is... more details

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Sibley State Park 09/18 Begin your color tour of Sibley State Park at the Trail... more details

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Split Rock Creek State Park 09/18 Hike the trails and see all the prairie flowers in bloom.... more details

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Upper Sioux Agency State Park 09/17 Take the trail leading from the south end of the picnic... more details